Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Let's Use Our Scraps Challenge

Welcome to  Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #15.  This week is our card/project challenge and we are Using Our Scraps!  We want you to create cards and projects using all scraps!  Remember you must take a picture of your scraps before you begin and it must be included in your post!  Here is my sneak peak.

Can you quess what it is???

It's a koala girl!!  Isn't she cute? 

Here is what I started with.  I knew the second I heard the challenge, that I wanted to use up my leftover Koala from another project and I had this strip of Crinkle Ribbon already sewn/gathered just waiting to be used.

I added the scrap of black to the back of the koala since her base never was cut (which is why she wasn't used up in the project she was originally intended for). I gave her some cute cheekers, a sweet bow, outlined her and popped her up!  I added Crystal Effects to the nose/eyes, let it dry, then added a second coat.  Besides the 2 finger prints in it, it turned out exactly as I had envisioned!  The ribbon is Snow White Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot and the polka-dot scrap is leftover from an Artful Delights kit. 

The rest of the cardstock are all leftover pieces of Stampin' Up!    Both stamps are My Craft Spot Sweet Sentiments Set #2.  I hope this little cutie brings a smile to someones face!

Please join us and Let's Use Our Scraps this week at the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!  I can't wait to see what you can do with your Scrap Stash! Stop by Whimsical Wednesday to see what you could win this week!  You still have a week to play along with our Interactive Fun Scrapbook Challenge (see HERE) and you have two weeks to play along with this one!  Also, please be sure you stop by to see the amazing projects the Design Team made with their scraps!  Thanks for stopping by today!

27 comments:

Shannen said...

That's so cool!! My daughters often grab the "scrap box" when they're crafting... I have cute lil critters in my scrap box, but I am inspired to dig them out and see what I can come up with!! Thank you for sharing!

Jessica said...

Adorable Koala...they are my absolute FAVE animal of all time. You did a fantastic job using your scraps and great color choices!!!!
:O)
Jessica

Charlotte said...

Oh, what a sweet card! It is truly amazing that it is made from scraps. It is sooooo cute.

Nicole said...

Your koala bear is soo cute!! Love the new pics of the 3 E's!

Nicole

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,WOW Your card is sooo SWEET!SUPER job with your scraps,I totally LOVE the koala bear.TO CUTE!AMAZING job as always my friend!!:)

Glora said...

AMBER! This is PERFECT!!! I love that you used a left over - scrap Koala too! That ribbon treatment is PERFECT!!! I LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

June Houck said...

Super cute, Amber! I made a totally scrappy reindeer card earlier this week. I love using scraps. I hope to play along with this challenge! Thank you for the inspiration :)

jo said...

Adorable and so thoughtful too! Love it!

Jo:)
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Cely said...

Super super cute! I don't think I've ever used that koala cut... shame on me!

GiGi said...

This is so so so cute!!! I love the koala bear and the glossy accents on his nose! Great job using those scraps...this is CUTEE!!!

Rachel W K said...

Very cute! I can't believe you have scraps that large, I wish I did! The little nose and cheeks look so so fantastic, I had never heard of those things before

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

The Archiving Angel said...

Super cute!
Great job.
Crafty best,
Sonia

*Star said...

What a cutie!! I love that polka dot paper and the crinkle ribbon!! great job with your scraps! tfs and have a great day. :)

Jayne said...

Fantastic card,love the colours,stitching,ribbon,koala...just all of it!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Awww that Koala is the cutest. She looks so cute with the added bow and frill. Great job! x

Maribel said...

I love this card! I can't believe this is made from scraps!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super sweet!

janner said...

That is so sweet. You are amazing.
Jan

In Love with a Bug said...

I love the Koala! She is too cute for words! I love all of the TLC you gave her with the cute nose, outling, and cheeks. I love the sentiment too and I am sure the receiver will love it tons! Melanie

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Such a CUTE card! :-)

Karen H said...

Amber, you always make such gorgeous creations! This sweetheart is no exception. :o) I love her sweet bow and am in love with that crinkle ribbon! Keeping everything in the gray, white, and black combo makes for such a striking presentation... and the sentiment is so gorgeous. I'm sure this will be put to excellent use and will bring such love and reassurance to the recipient. :o)

P.S. I'm glad you like my rambling posts... there's always a story! Hehehe! Clearly Twitter and I would never work. ;) I would spontaneously combust with the forced restraint!

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Dilsaver Designs said...

I just love that DP and your image goes adorably with it :)

Arlene said...

LOVE the bear! Great use of scraps...love it! :)

Arlene.

Stephanie said...

What a cute card. Just love the koala, and his shiny nose and eyes! The crinkle ribbon is so pretty. Really love the sentiments too. On my shopping list. Great job with the challenge..you really used your scraps by even using an old cut that you had, very cool!

Cathryn said...

Adorable Koala! Great job with this challenge! :)

shelly said...

what a cute cute card. i like the accent on the nose, made note to self :) great use of the scraps . have a great day :)

joni said...

Love your lil koala bear!!! Cute, cute, cute!!!! Love that you had these in your scraps!!! Love that ribbon....TFS
hugs,
joni